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45 Years
Pontardawe Arts Centre
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offered by Pontardawe Arts Centre's Resident Film Society
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The Legend Of Barney Thomson (15) 96 Mins

Barney Thomson, awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity and his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer. Comedy drama with Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone.

Sun 13 Sept 2pm 

Mon 14 Sept 2pm

Wed 16 Sept 2pm & 7.30pm

(Trailer inappropriate for website) 


45 Years (15) 95 Mins

There is just one week until Kate Mercer's (Charlotte Rampling) 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband (Tom Courtenay). The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps.

Fri 18 Sept 2pm & 7.30pm

Tues 22 Sept 7.30pm

Wed 23 Sept 7.30pm


Roger Waters: The Wall (15) 95 Mins

An event film of classic Pink Floyd album followed by an exclusive live in-conversation in which they respond toquestions submitted by fans around the world with Roger Waters & Nick Mason

Tues 29 Sept 8pm


Pontardawe Film Club

Want to learn more about film?
Want to see interesting movies?
Why not join Pontardawe Film Club.
for just £40 (£30 concessionary) you can see
twenty films over the year, as well as enjoy
a range of social events linked to the films.
Non members are always welcome to attend
these events.
Non members ticket £5.50  £3.50 concession

If you would like more information about films, to view trailers or for welsh translation go to our website


GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL    Saturday 19 September at 2pm

A sumptuous feast of film followed by a spread of delicious German themed delicacies.  £12 members £15 non members (includes catering)

THE TIN DRUM / DIE BLECHTROMMEL  1979 Germany  142 mins  (15)

Dir  Volker Schondorff      subtitled

Academy award winner for Best Foreign Language Film.  Set in Danzig, before, during and after WWII.  Oskar, seeing the madness of the world, decides on his third birthday not to grow up.  His tin drum symbolizes his protest against the people around him. 

PHEONIX 2014 Germany/Poland 98 mins  (12A)  Dir: Christian Petzold      subtitled

A searing tale of a disfigured concentration camp survivor.   Former singer Nelly, who is given a new face after suffering traumatic injuries during her internment.   Released she searches post war Berlin looking for her husband who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis, with hopes to rebuild her shattered life.  A dark, intricate and psychologically complex film noir.

Wednesday 2 September at 2pm and 7.30pm 

STILL LIFE   2013 England/Italy  107mins ( 12A)  

Dir /Writer Uberto Pasolini

Eddie Marsan gives a wonderfully restrained performance in this poignant and beautifully crafted film.  John is going to be made redundant from the Council after 22 years – his job, to locate the next of kin of those that have passed away alone.  Laced with humour and pathos Still Life is a subtle examination of loneliness, loss, community values and the human connection.

Sponsored by Wynford Thomas and Son – Funeral directors and monumental masons


Tuesday 15 September at 2pm and 7.30pm 


Dir: Roy Anderson

A Venice Golden Lion winner existing in some surreal place where Bergman meets The Office meets The Fast Show, this pitch black Scandi movie builds in 39 interconnected vignettes.  “alternately hilarious, heartbreaking and horrifying” Mark Kermode   subtitled


Thursday 8 October  at 2pm and 7.30pm

FORCE MAJEURE 2014 Sweden 120 mins (15)

Dir: Ruben Ostlund

A family on a ski holiday in the French alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch.  Whilst diners flee in all directions, mother Elba, calls for her husband Tomos as she tries to protect their children,  Tomas meanwhile, phone safely in hand, runs for his life.     A brutal satire.  subtitled


Thursday 15 October at 7.30pm  

MINIMA present THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA  1925  (PG)   93 mins

Get ready for the moodiest film experience you’ve eveer had as Minima provide live musical accompaniment to The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney.  Prepare to open your eyes and ears to a daring collision of image and sound as Minima’s unique sonic palette breathes new life into one of the great silent film classics.  Their electrifying post-rock score captures the horror of the story but also finds pathos and romance, drawing us into the subterranean nightmare world of the hideously disfigured Phantom.


Tuesday 20 October at 2pm and 7.30pm

52 TUESDAYS   2013   Australia  109 mins (12A)

Dir: Sophie Hyde

Affecting coming of age family drama.  Adelaide teenager, Billie, must come to terms with the news of her mother’s decision to transition into a man.  The film adopts an unusual narrative structure, built around the weekly meetings between the two protagonists, filmed in real time.


Tuesday 27 October at 7.30pm   ABERTOIR HORROR FESTIVAL

Featuring the lighter side of cinema’s first adventures into the realms of the macabre and other-worldly.    Composed and performed by Paul Shallcross.

Un Homme de Tetes 1898, Une Excursion Incoherente 1909, Prelude 1927, The Thieving Hand 1908 and The Haunted House 1921.


Monday 2 November at 2pm and 7.30pm

THE CONNECTION   France  2014  135 mins (15)

Dir: Cedric Jimenez

The Artist’s Jean Dujardin stars as Michel, a newly promoted magistrate whose prior connections to low level dealers may offer the opportunity to finally pin a charge on “la French”.  But the slow progress of the investigation as well as corrupt officials blocking his advance cause Michel to act outside the law.   A stunning drama with superb cinematography, a terrific soundtrack and a stellar cast.     Subtitled


Tuesday 17 November at 2pm and 7.30pm

WE ARE MANY  2014 UK 104 mins      

Dir; Amir Amirani

On 15 February 2003, over 30 million people in over 800 cities across the world marched in demonstration against the Iraq War.  How did this day come about?  Who organised it: and was it, as many people claimed, a total failure?   An inspiring story about the power of modern communications to rally huge numbers of people around an old fashioned common cause. 


Wednesday 2 December at 2pm and 7.30pm


Dir: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Follows Greg, a 17 year old loner and his ‘business associate’ Earl who bond over their inexplicable affinity with world cinema, remaking the classics (A Sockwork Orange to Pooping Tom).  Having found the escape from social contact Greg’s mother’s request to visit his childhood friend Rachel, recently diagnosed with leukaemia is a challenging moment for the awkward teen.

Wonderful depiction of deep bonds of platonic friendship between teens across gender, class and race.


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